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Sweet Melissa's Cafe

1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
+1 239-472-1956
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish stew” (132 reviews)
“grilled romaine” (40 reviews)
“pork belly” (39 reviews)
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American, Soups, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food preparations at Sweet melessa's are wonderful. Service with Jason as our server was excellent. Make reservations as it is Avery popular place. Noise level is above average, so intimate conversation may be difficult.

Thank RobOlson
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am being genrous giving Mellissa's an average restaurant. I used to go a fair amount to this restaurant before it was Mellissa's. I pleaded with the owner to spend a modest amount on sound damping ceiling tile as without shouting you could not hear...More

Thank don m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere - great staff! Had their “Famous” Fish Stew and it did not disappoint! Just wonderful! It’s nice that they had small portions of everything on the menu. Friends had Red Fish, Scallops and Grilled Romaine - all clean platters! 😂

Thank kool-karz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Sanibel Island for 3 nights. A memorable trip: great weather, bicycling, the beaches, the nature preserve and 5 meals at Sweet Melissa’s Cafe. A dedicated staff led by Executive Chef Melissa, closely followed by Chef Tom, the Sommelier Kevin, Manager Karen, and...More

Thank davidwelles
Reviewed 1 week ago

Table of four adults: Starters included beet salad, shrimp and grits, frisee salad, and a tomato and watermelon salad--all pronounced lovely, with bright, fresh flavors. Entrees included delicious cobia atop a lentil/banana concoction which was out of this world, and the seared scallops dish which...More

Thank LuckyW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cuisine might be described as eclectic. There are many more small plates/appetizers than entrees on the menu and entrees are offered in one-half portions. Pork belly over kimchi is somewhat hokey and the kimchi was unlike any encountered in a Korean restaurant. The special...More

Thank Stephen O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here. Décor very nice. Like that there is room between tables. Food was excellent. Service needs a little improvement. A little pricey. Have half portions which is a nice option.

Thank Montauk123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Sweet Melissa's with a small group earlier this month. Service was fine but the restaurant was quite busy and noisy. Appetizers arrived promptly. The Romaine appetizer was judged to be Ho-Hum by the two who ordered it. A ceviche small plate trio...More

Thank Fred C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. There were 4 of us and we all agreed that food was excellent. They were very busy so reputation must be pretty good. Server said one of there waiter had gotten sick and was not working so it was a little slow and...More

1  Thank Ron B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was average but the service incredibly poor. First I asked for not too much ice in my gin and tonic and was told ‘that’s how it comes’! I replied well I would like it not to come that way and the reply from...More

Thank alan c
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Response from ovimorecp | Reviewed this property |
I can't recall ever having seen children as we always dined late in the evening.
Heinz I
14 November 2016|
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Response from susan j | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
    (Casa Ybel)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1956
  • E-mail
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